Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova French Open 2016


June 27, 1985

Known for

2004 US Open/2009 French Open singles winner


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Svetlana Kuznetsova (born 27 June 1985) is a Russian tennis player. She has a career-high singles rank of 2 in September 2007 and a career-high doubles rank of 3 in June 2004.

In 2010, injuries and not defending points from 2009 started the decline of Kuznetsova's tennis career. 2012 was an even worse season for Kuznetsova, as withdrawing from tournaments due to injuries after Wimbledon that year saw her finish 2012 outside the top 50 at no.72. Kuznetsova's declined stopped when she returned to the top ten on July 11, 2016 after the 2016 Wimbledon Championships ended, her best ranking since early 2010. She fell out of the top 100 on July 16, 2018, for the first time since 2002, after failing to defend her quarterfinal points from last year.

Early life

Svetlana Kuznetsova was born on June 27, 1985 to her parents in St. Petersburg, Soviet Union, now considered to be Russia.


2016: Return to elite

Kuznetsova started her 2016 season by winning the title at Sydney, stopping the run of Puerto Rican qualifier and future Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig in less than an hour. She was eliminated in the Australian Open by Kateryna Bondarenko.

Kuznetsova was drawn in the same part of the draw as eventual silver medalist Angelique Kerber. She lost her third round match to Johanna Konta, in a long-marathon match.

In 2016, she was at one point no.7 her highest rank since May 2010.